January 11, 2021

Nationwide Demonstrations

United States: Armed demonstrations are planned nationwide leading up to Inauguration Day

People on alternative social media platforms have organized armed demonstrations to take place on January 19th in Washington, DC.

Million Militia March – Wednesday, January 20th 

People on alternative social media platforms have organized an armed demonstration to take place in Washington, DC. This demonstration has prompted security responses from government officials. 

National Guard Presence

Local and federal security officials expect about 25,000 National Guard members to be involved in securing the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration next week (January 20th). (FOX5)

In addition to Washington, DC National Guard troops, National Guard troops from 40 other states including but no limited to: Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois, Wyoming, Indiana, Washington, Oregon, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, and Pennsylvania are also expected through the Inauguration (WAMU) (NBC 11)

At other Capitols across the nation, Governors are activating their local National Guard Troops such as in Raleigh, NC, Lansing, MI, Columbus, OH, St. Paul, MN, and Salem, OR

Washington, DC road closures and metro closures map:

US Capitol Building Live Camera

White House Live Camera

News Coverage

  • 59th Presidential Inauguration (dc.gov)
  • Washington Monument, other NPS sites in DC to temporarily close due to ‘credible threats’ (WJLA
  • As Inauguration Nears, Concern of More Violence Grows (NPR)
  • FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack (AP
  • A Chicago man is charged with threatening President-elect Biden (NYT
  • Fringe Groups Splinter Online After Facebook and Twitter Bans (NYT)
  • Inauguration Day 2021: What now? Capitol riots, Trump supporter threats prompt safety concerns (USA Today
  • Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump (Twitter
  • FBI reports armed protests planned for all 50 states (ABC News)
  • FBI warns public, law enforcement of substantial danger of explosive devices at protests (ABC News)
  • 2 National Guard Members removed from Biden Inauguration security after ties found to militia group (Fox 13)

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